After a booming kickoff last week, organizer/DJ David Healey (a.k.a the Commissioner) was back in effect this past Wednesday night at American Rock Bar. It was the second edition of the new weekly party Smoosh. Although this week drew less of a crowd than last week's big opening event, there were certainly enough Pabst-slugging heads to get a collective mid-week boogie going.
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The Commissioner and DJ Steve-E served up indie dance tunes and underground house as partygoers enjoyed dollar PBR tallboys. Some sipped and chatted on the patio, some formed teams and did battle beer-pong style, and others shared most of their beer with the dance floor as they grooved away. After a couple of hours of the high-energy dance music, the crowd was treated to an acoustic set by the veteran local indie project Catalonia. Then, it was back to the beats until the sweaty dancers began to disperse around 1 a.m.
The venue itself is a bit unlikely, but works fine. There is a nice indoor bar area with plenty of dance room and an outdoor patio with tables and chairs. Smoosh is scheduled to return to American Rock Bar every Wednesday. Expect dollar beers, killer DJs, and live music. It would be nice to see continued support for this party, 'cause lord knows, by the time Wednesday rolls around, peeps need to move! It's age 18 and up for ladies, and 21 and up for guys. There is no cover charge and the party starts at 9 p.m.
American Rock Bar, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. 954-428-4539; americanrockbar.com
-- Travis Newbill